Friday, June 20, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - June 13-15 (late!)

Sorry for putting this week's top-10 up so late. Crazy busy week here.

KUNG FU PANDA is really on a tear, beating out a couple of big new entries in its second weekend. Nearly 1 million tickets in its second weekend? With $16 million so far, if PANDA keeps it up, it could become the most successful animated film ever in Korea (assuming you don't consider films like RETURN OF THE KING to be animated).

IRON MAN finally dropped out of the top-10 this week (it was xxth), giving it a final total of 4.3 million admissions, or $27.8 million.

I was surprised that the two Korean films, LIFE IS COOL and LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, had such limited releases (just a dozen screens or so). Are their distributors trying a soft release? Or did they just give up?

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Kung-Fu Panda 6.056335.8815.90
2.Incredible Hulk 6.125293.003.45
3.The Happening 6.133041.391.62
4.Sex & the City 6.053621.185.22
5. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull 5.223511.0126.07
6.What Happens in Vegas 5.291920.284.43
7.Black Heart (Heuksim Monyeo - Korean) 6.122160.230.27
8.Flash Point 6.121750.120.14
9.Girlscout (Korean) 6.052230.101.38
10.Prince Caspian 5.15??0.0729.22
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

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